Students celebrate more success with impressive GCSE results

77% students achieved 5 A*-C grades (so-called ‘good’ grades)  which enables them to move on to sixth form study. Almost 50% of students secured the English Baccalaureate qualification which includes A*-C grades in English Language, Mathematics, a modern foreign language, a science and a humanity.  Last year the national average pass rate for this qualification was 23%.  The school enjoyed continued success in teaching languages with 74% of students achieving a good grade in one language, 66% in two languages and 8% in 3 languages.  Co-head, Jill Martin “All of our students are required to study  two languages.  These results reflect our excellence in language learning and puts us well beyond what most schools, including grammar schools, can achieve.  We are delighted for our students”.

80% of students achieved A*-C in Mathematics , 72% in English Language and 87% in English Literature.  A particular cause for celebration was the performance of boys who did at least as well as girls in both English and Mathematics which is against the national trend.  65% of students secured a good grade in 5 subjects including English and Mathematics

David Barrs, Co-head, added “despite an announcement that GCSE Geography was to be made harder our students have secured record grades with 75% of those entered securing a grade A*-C.  There was also an indication that A*-A grades would be reduced but 29% of all grades awarded at the Anglo were A*-A  which remains well-above the national average.  In science 36% of all grades awarded were at A*/A”

The school has expressed concern that grade boundaries, especially in Maths, English and Geography, have been changed arbitrarily meaning students have achieved lower grades than they would otherwise expect.  “We were told to expect “volatility” in the exam results and this has happened.  Apart from grade boundary changes in many subjects, the Speaking and Listening element in English was removed from the final grade after our students had done the assessment.  Our fear is that performance measures are being modified in a piecemeal fashion and this reduces their credibility.” David Barrs

Note.  These figures are based on data available today which is subject to change.  Verified results are available in November.

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